Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Brussels
Location: a march from Square Orban towards the corner of Arts-Loi and Guimard
Event: demonstration expected to take place on Wednesday, November 1, from 1500-1730, starting at Square Orban, marching towards the U.S. Embassy, and ending at Avenue Des Arts. Approximately 500 participants are expected. U.S. Embassy employees have been advised to avoid the area around the U.S. Embassy during this time.
Action to take:
· Avoid the area of demonstrations.
· Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts. If you see something that seems odd or out of place, immediately notify the nearest law enforcement officer and move away from the area.
· Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
· Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists.
· Follow the instructions of authorities and road signs regarding closures and detours.
· Monitor local media for updates.
· Keep a low profile.
· Local emergency numbers: Europe-wide emergency (112), Belgian Police (101), Ambulance (100), Fire (100).
· U.S. Embassy in Belgium, located at 27 Boulevard du Regent/Regentlaan, 1000 Brussels. Tel. +32-2-811-4000, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, except U.S. and Belgian holidays. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +32-2-811-4000; [USCitizenBrussels@state.gov]USCitizenBrussels@state.gov.
· 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.
· Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages.